Choosing to do a lifestyle newborn photoshoot has definite perks. One such perk is the opportunity to include all of the family members into the photos, including the family pet. Personally, dogs are my favorite. When I walk into my client’s home and see a four-legged furry , my heart skips a beat. I just know in that moment, that the session will be a great joy. A dog can add so much energy and character to a photo session.
This pup’s name is Bernie and he is absolutely in love with his newborn baby sister. He is also one of the smartest dogs I’ve seen and uniquely aware of what is happening around him. You would think, judging by these photos that we’ve used lot’s of coaching and treats, but you’d be surprised to know that no incentives were necessary. Bernie followed the camera and positioned himself in the most perfect way. He just adores the newest member of the family and if not stopped he would give her kisses all day long.
Something tells me that Bernie and his human baby sister will be best of friends.
A Helpful Tip
One thing to keep in mind before including your pet into the session, is the dog’s energy level. If possible, it’s good to give him/her, a nice long walk prior to the shoot. The walk helps bring excitement and energy levels down and it makes it that much easier for photographer to work.
BOJANA KORACH IS A PUBLISHED LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN NEWBORN, FAMILY & CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES.